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Status in Drama

For BTEC (Level 2) First Diploma in Performing Arts

Emma Davis

on 1 June 2013

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Transcript of Status in Drama

What we say Status Pace Levels Body
Language Voice What does Status mean? Rank in society Job position Character traits Circumstance Power High/Low Fame Wealth Nobility Responsibility Influence over another Status Shifts Circumstance 2 Circumstance 3 Circumstances Circumstance 1 A Husband and
Wife arguing So how can
we show
status on
stage? How can we
create levels
on stage? The use of:
Our bodies Using Levels In Pairs,
Think of a scenario
where you can use
levels to show the
status How you
stand, sit Eye contact
and Facial
expressions Task Walk around the room as
someone in high status/low status
Think about:
Your walk - what part of your body controls the walk?
the way you look at other
your facial expressions in Drama High status characters are usually
portrayed as quite assertive people
confident in speaking

Low status characters are usually
portrayed as
not very confident speakers
submissive Tone Volume Pitch How we say it
In pairs,
one person is high status/low status
Have an argument with eachother
can only say yes or no.

The idea of this game is to use your voice to express your status YES/NO GAME Equal status High/low
status Low/high
status create A customer and
the shop keeper A headteacher
and a pupil Now using the same scenario from the 'Levels' task,
rework the scenario to show status using Body language. How can we incorporate status in our Classical duologues? Macbeth Hamlet The Tempest Romeo and Julliet Richard III Measure for measure A Midsummer Nights Dream Learning Objectives At the end of this workshop, all learners must;
Be able to define what status is
Understand how to show status in performance.
Be able to apply this practically in their classical duologues Grading criteria; D1 - show a range of detailed responses to source material, in which the possibilities as performance material are explored in a perceptive and comprehensive manner.

D2 - develop and shape the most creative ideas. Same scenario as before; But use VOICE to show your status
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